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KDE4 does not cease to excite.
I have been a user of KDE for about decade, but I did use almost every other
desktop environment and window manager, especially in the earlier days of
GNU/Linux on the desktop. KDE came naturally to me as a SuSE user (until
Novell's deal with Microsoft) and its suitability for power user was a great
plus. I still use GNOME in other places and I am pleased to say that it's a
pleasant environment too.
My first impression of KDE 4.3 is that it is a lot simpler for newcomers
(than KDE 3) and it looks fantastic. I used earlier versions of KDE4 and
they didn't cause me trouble, but this one is almost perfect and I am unable
to find noticeable wrinkles or creases. In fact, the new release
incorporates so many wonderful changes that it would be irrational to ever
step back to KDE3 again.
In the process of setting up this workstation I needed to use GParted, which
is another invaluable distribution that does precisely what it says on the
tin and does it nicely, too. I am currently on Kubuntu 9.10 (alpha 5), but I
did not leave Mandriva behind. In fact, almost every distribution that I try
these days leaves me satisfied. They all do, after all, share the same
components; integration work is where it all counts.
So, thumbs up to the KDE team, the Kubuntu team, and the GParted
maintainer/s. At this pace, the domination of GNU/Linux on the desktop too
seems only like a matter of time.
~~ Best of wishes
NT is 'more secure' in so far as, if your average cracker screws around with
it very much, a NT system tends to remove itself from the network rather
promptly. -- ?, some CERT guy
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